This recipe is from Damascus Syria ; it is one of many thousands of recipes in the Syrian kitchen . my Mama used to make this for us as an appetizer and yet I eat it as a main corse cuz it is sooo good . Syrians are fussy people when it comes to food ie if its not extra good and tasty it will be forgotten and scrappped from the menu . Tip 4 you : put 1 tbls of allspice when you boil any meat. This will make the scum of the meat cluster so it will be easier to skim and remember that when the water is starting to boil you dump it ....yes you dump it then you wash the meat and put new fresh water .Why is that ?? well let me tell you that your meat will taste better,stay fresher for longer time . and remember to look for the arabic food store near you to get your olive oil .....it taste different .